Thursday, January 31, 2008


By popular demand, Kristi released Riley last night ahead of schedule! Go check out the new line by Hanna Stamps that were released last night. There are 6 Riley Moose stamps available woodmounted, and then these stamps are also available unmounted red rubber. PLUS Plane Riley is available in limited quantities of unmounted red rubber, NO wood mounted at this time but after CHA, Kristi will be getting more.

This Coffee Riley Moose card was made using the SCS color challenge from a few weeks back, CC149. The challenge was to use rose red, apricot appeal and sage shadow. The colors look really good together. I also use a piece from the Hodgepodge Hardware set for a closure on my card.

Stamps: Coffee Riley, Things Hanna Would Say - Hanna Stamps
Paper: rose red, apricot appeal, sage shadow, natural white
Patterned Paper: rose red designer prints
Ink: palette noir, SU markers
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, apricot appeal ribbon, rose red brads, rectangle nestabilities, SU mat pack, paper piercier

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ladybugs and Fluffles

I CASED this layout from my friend, Tracy. You can see her card here. She used a Fluffles image from me that she stamped at our last Calgals stampfeast.

I flipped my sketch and added some bling and a tag. I love this Fluffles character.

Stamps: Fluffles - Stampendous, Taggers Dozen - SU
Paper: bravo burgandy, whisper white, basic black
Patterned Paper: sandylion (I think), yellow mat is the other side of the paper
Ink: palette noir, bravo burgandy, SU markers to watercolor
Accessories: SU tag punches, Crystal Effects on ladybugs, burgandy organdy ribbon, Jesse James Glitter Dots (black)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

So Kind Butterflies

This is one of the cards we are making at Stamp Club tonight. I CASED the butterfly image from Andrea at Crafty Engineering. A girl just like me that's an engineer and a stamper - a very rare combination. I bet she also has a fabulous personality and not the stereotypical engineering personality. Female engineers rock!

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Priceless
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Certainly Celery designer prints
Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Gray
Accessories: Rose Red Brads, Pop dots

Monday, January 21, 2008

I'm a total dork

as I thought the math questions were fun!

Your IQ Is 110

Your Logical Intelligence is Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Above Average

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius

Your General Knowledge is Exceptional


This is another card I made using my Nestabilites ovals and just embossing a card front. I love the simple look of one layer cards.

I'm personally celebrating as my husband comes home tomorrow after being gone since January 1st. Its been a long month!

Stamps: Sweet Celebrations, Things Hanna would say - Hanna Stamps
Paper: natural white SU
Ink: Palette noir, real red SU
Accessories: Mike's dollar bin red jewels, Dots and Dashes red polka dot ribbon, clear glitter pen for the glasses and outline, oval nestabilities

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Ruby slippers!

These are Hanna's ruby slippers but instead of clicking them together to go home, she just wants to get to the mall. I had this idea in my head from back when the first Hanna Stamps set was released called 'But I need it'.

I love how the card came out. The paper is a 8x8 stack from DCVW that I got from Mike's on clearance for $12 (then used a 50% off coupon). The red shoes are colored with a clear glitter pen to make them sparkle.

I've been cleaning my stamp room for most of the day.... almost done the reorganization. However, Sunday will be dedicated to cleaning house so hopefully I can get to use it Sunday evening!

Stamps: But I need it - Hanna Stamps
Paper: real red, whisper white, basic black SU
Patterned paper: All Dressed Up - DCVW
Ink: Palette noir, SU markers to watercolor
Accessories: Nestabilities circles, SU real red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Prima Espirit Flowers red, SU rhinestone circle brad - fire, clear glitter pen

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Irish Riley

Riley's got a pint of Guinness and he isn't afraid to drink it!

This is the 4th Riley I have shown from the new line from Hanna Stamps. Riley the Moose will be released on February 1st.
Here are links to the other 3 Riley's that I've posted on blog recently:
1. Introducing Riley!
2. Riley's in the Garden!
3. Riley's got an Easter Chick!

Stamps: Riley (not yet released) - Hanna Stamps
Paper: natural white, river rock SU
Ink: Palette Noir, SU markers to watercolor
Accessories: Nestabilities rectangles (embossed card front), SU river rock double stitched ribbon, staples, Cuttlebug Olivia alpahabet

Friday, January 18, 2008

Priceless meets Two Scoops

I made this card along with Butterfly Birthday when the Cal-gals (Allison, Tracy, Nancy and me) were stamping at Nancy's last Friday. I love this new paper by Basic Grey from the Two Scoops line.

Stamps: Priceless - SU, Paper Tray - Papertrey Ink
Paper: regal rose, pretty in pink, whisper white SU
Patterned paper: Two Scoops - Basic Grey
Ink: Palette Noir, pretty in pink, regal rose, so saffron SU
Accessories: Basic Grey Two Scoops brads, SU pretty in pink tafetta ribbon, Mike's dollar bin mini jewels, oval punch

My 2008 stamping goals!

I have a few 2008 stamping goals and I thought I'd write them down on my blog and then each month evaluate where I am.

Make 12 different designs each month. For a total of 120 different cards in 2008.

Upload all cards made to my SCS gallery.

Design 1 christmas card each month and make 6 cards of that design. I got this idea from Julie at Mutch to Stamp.

Label my card pictures using Nancy's numbering system.

Participate in one challenge a week on SCS.

Make one card each month that isn't a standard A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4)

Participate in my friend Tracy's monthly happiness giveaway.

17 days into January and these are my results so far:
1. January cards: 17/12 2008 Total: 17/120
2. Upload to SCS gallery: 8/17
3. Christmas card: 0/1 2008 Total: 0/12
4. Participate in a weekly SCS challenge: 2/4 (sc159, cc149)
5. Other sized cards: 2/1
6. Participate in Tracy's happiness giveaway: 1/1

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Riley's got an Easter chick!

Riley's back with his Easter chick! These stamps are so cute. Though I might have to slow down showing them to you as I only have one left in my reserve!

Riley the Moose will be released by Hanna Stamps on February 1st. Also, Hanna Stamps is a new member to the Members Forum at Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps: Riley, Things Hanna Would Say - Hanna Stamps
Paper: so saffron, blue bayou, soft sky, natural white - SU
Patterned Paper: Two Scoops - Basic Grey
Ink: Palette Noir, SU markers to watercolor
Accessories: yellow stickles, Mike's dollar bin jewels and flowers, Two Scoops epoxy brads, SU blue bayou double stitched ribbon, rectangle nestabilities

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

This was my Mom's real birthday card - it also included two tickets to Rent which is coming to Calgary at the end of May plus dinner out before the Broadway show. The catch was she had to take me and of course get to Calgary from Regina but that is never a problem. We love our mother-daughter weekends.

Stamps: SU - Blossoms Abound
Paper: SU blue bayou, soft sky, natural white
Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace
Ink: SU blue bayou, soft sky
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Pearl brad - Creative Imaginasce, bashful blue tafetta ribbon

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Riley's in the Garden!

Another Riley card for you! This is Riley in his garden making sure his potted plant grows up to be a big daisy. Remember they will be released from Hanna Stamps on Feb 1st - 6 Riley's in total.

This card uses Amy R's Sketch challenge from Friday AmyR10.

Amy is on so many design teams and I admire her work but best of all she is from small town Saskatchewan. I was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan and now I live in the giant city of 1 million growing more each and every day.

I also used some of my new ribbon from Costco and I see Amy recently used the same piece of ribbon on her blog with her new cards from Gina K's Stamp for a Cause - How Sweet it is ......

Stamps: Riley (not yet released) - Things Hanna would Say - Hanna Stamps
Paper: SU! chocolate chip, certainly celery, whisper white
Patterned paper: K&Co Costco slab
Ink: Palette Noir, SU! markers to watercolor
Accessories: Prima Sprites, Bo Bunny Bodacious brads, Costco Ribbon Boutique, Nestabilites circles and ovals

Monday, January 14, 2008

Butterfly Birthday

Today, is my Mom's Birthday. (waving frantically!!!) Hi Mom!

This isn't the card I made for her, I will post that one on Wednesday as it didn't arrive today even though I sent it Expresspost. My Mom regularly reads my blog and I don't want to ruin the card for here. I made this card at Nancy's on Friday night when the Cal-gals got together. (Allison, Tracy and Nancy plus ME)

Stamps: PaperTrey Ink - Butterfly Kisses and Paper Tray
Paper: SU! blue bayou, regal rose, soft sky, whisper white
Patterned Paper: Two scoops - Basic Grey
Ink: SU! blue bayou, soft sky, regal rose, pretty in pink
Accessories: Blue Zircon crystals - Jesse James 'Dress it Up', soft sky double stitched ribbon

What Shannon Means?

What Shannon Means

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

Introducing 3 new members to the Hanna Design Team!

We are happy to add 3 new members to our Design Team.

Cindy Haffner
Leann Yoho
Shelly Kuck

Make sure to check out there blogs.

Also, all the blog links for the Design Team members are on the right side bar of my blog. Others have started to post sneek peaks to Mr. Riley the Moose so make sure to check him out.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Introducing Riley!

It's true - Hanna Stamps is going to be releasing a new line featuring 'Riley' the moose. Kristi announced today that Riley Moose will be making an appearance on February 1st and at the Winter CHA.

Riley will be available as single red rubber stamps available mounted or unmounted. The first release will have 6 stamps. Riley will also have a female friend, her name hasn't been released yet.

Riley stamps were illustrated by the amazing Louise Gardner!

Stamps: All Stamps by Hanna Stamps - Riley Moose (not yet released), Things Hanna Would Say
Paper: SU! barely banana, pretty in pink, natural white
Patterned paper: SU! soft sky prints
Ink: Palette Noir Black, SU! markers to watercolor
Accessories: Mike's pink sheer polka dot ribbon, SU! pretty in pink tafetta ribbon, Mike's $1 bin jewels, Oval Nestabilities

Friday, January 11, 2008

It worked!

When I got my cuttlebug, I got a few of the 2x2 embossing folders but when I used it I got an embossed square around it so I never used them again. Then the other day my friend, Nancy made this card with her 2x2 folders and it worked. I emailed her and she said there was no secret it just worked this time. Well, I thought I would try it and mine worked as well!

I also took a pointer from Nancy to use a numbering system for my 2008 cards. You can see here post about this here. This is card #2008-003! I really would like to create 120 cards this year (different cards that is) which would mean 10 per month. I think I can do that!

Do you like my watermark? I made it myself.

Stamps: sentiment from Blossoms Around - SU!
Ink: Pallette Noir, SU! markers to watercolor
Paper: regal rose, natural white
Patterned paper: K&Co (costco slab)
Accessories: Cuttlebug 2x2 embossing folder, pretty in pink tafetta ribbon, Espirit Primas, bling from Mike's $1 bins ($1.50 in Canada)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Once upon a time ....

I made 3 cards tonight and I am happy to say that they all will work for Barb's bingo! Though I will be posting them over the next couple of days.

The current challenge for the bingo is to make stamps using Bellas. I haven't used my bellas in awhile and many of them have never seen ink (sorry Bella!). This is bookwormabella from Stamping Bella. I love books ... the best book I read in 2007 was called 'Sweetness in the Belly' and next would be 'Twilight'. So far this year, I've only read one book but I am currently reading 'Saving Fish from Drowning' by Amy Tan. What are you reading?

Stamps: Stamping Bella
Ink: pallette noir, SU! markers to watercolor
Paper: Natural whites
Patterned Paper: K&Co (Costco slab)
Accessories: large nestie to emboss, prima flowers, pearl embellishments

ETA: I've been asked in a comment (anomymous) where I got the flowers on this card. The flowers on this card are Prima Sprites Collection Lavendar - you can find them at All That Scraps though I got them at my LSS. I then put in pearl embellishments for the flower center.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Sexy and Sassy Hanna

This is my official first card of 2008, the last two Hanna's were made at the end of 2007. Hanna is going out for a night on the town with her real red lipstick and printed dress. Her red stickles bag stands out against her dress and she on matching black diamond stickles shoes and earrings.

The Sweet Celebrations set from Hanna Stamps is now available for purchase. Below I have shown you a picture of the full set of 14 stamps. I still have one other design in my head that I hope to get out on Friday.

Stamps: Sweet Celebrations - Hanna Stamps
Paper: real red, basic black, very vanilla
Patterned paper: All Dressed Up by DCWV (the 8x8 pad was discounted at Mike's for $12 then I used a 50% coupon so for $6 I got some awesome funky papers plus the epoxy stickers were $1.50 so you will see a lot more of this paper with those stickers)
Ink: Pallette Noir, real red, SU! markers to watercolor, close to cocoa, blush blossom, real red
Accessories: double stitchee black ribbon from Mike's, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Big Glitter Dots (Black) by Jesse James (love these things - I've got quite a few of the big and original sized dots now), xmas red and black diamond Stickles

Thursday, January 3, 2008

It's a Girl!

I always like to keep a girl and a boy baby card on hand. Well I've exhausted my supply and I thought this teddy made the perfect baby card. I started out with a white cuttlebugged background and inked up the embossed layer with regal rose ink. I stamped the hearts in regal rose and then watercoloured them with regal rose. Stamped, watercoloured and cut out the teddy and hearts. Very simple card finished off with chocolate chip taffeta ribbon. I think I will repeat this card in blue!

All the stamps used on the card are from the new release for Hanna Stamps available tomorrow. The set is called 'Celebrations' with a focus on Valentine's but it is very easy to use for a lot of different occassions.

Stamps: Celebrations - Hanna Stamps
Paper: whisper white, regal rose
Ink: Pallette Noir, regal rose
Markers: regal rose, chocolate chip
Accessories: cuttlebug, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Infused Celebrations

Happy New Year everyone! We've been back from Saskatchewan since Friday, Dec 28th however, I haven't posted. I've even had a couple cards complete for the new Hanna Stamps release done before Saskatchewan but was too lazy to find the camera in my messy stamp room.

Santa Ian was very good to me. I got a Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey with #2 Grant - Grant is a player on the team however, it is also my maiden name so if he gets traded the jersey still means a lot to me. I also got a gorgeous jewelery box from Ian its huge and so pretty - I'll take a picture of it when I get it all set up. I also got various other things really too many to list! Most importantly I won $140 at Casino Regina the Saturday before Christmas, so I think that mean I'll be getting another 2 sets of nestabilities as I got a bit of cash for Christmas as well.

My first love in life is Ian, though he might say my cat, Missie. She's just been here longer than him but doesn't buy me diamonds so Ian wins. Next to that it might be Basic Grey paper ... ok patterened paper in general.

This card was made with the new set from Hanna Stamps called 'Celebrations'. It will be released on Friday, January 4th. I have my hands on the next few stamps and you guys aren't going to be disappointed they are great.

Stamps: Celebrations - Hanna Stamps
Paper: old olive, regal rose, whisper white
Patterned Paper: Infuse - Basic Grey
Ink: regal rose, Palette Noir - SU markers for watercolouring - blush blossom, chocolate chip
Accessories: clear glitter pen, pretty in pink tafetta ribbon, Creative Impressions silver spiral clip, Creative Imaginace white flower, Prima rhinestone

ETA: I made a mistake the flower is actually Creative Imaginace not Bazzill!